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2019-07-14 15:47 by Karl Denninger
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And it's not the right-wingnuts doing it either.

It's the "Antifa" left wingnuts:

69-year-old Willem Van Spronsen was shot dead by police after he threw Molotov cocktails at the building and nearby cars on Saturday morning.

According to his manifesto, a copy of which was obtained by Jack Posobiec, Van Spronsen was armed with an AR-15 and stated, “I am Antifa”.

The Antifa gun club he was apparently affiliated with in some way locked their account.

Yeah.

So now we have an actual attempted firebombing and, it appears, along with it a threat to commit a mass-shooting.  The assaulting party was shot dead after tossing incendiary devices at the center.

There are varying reports of exactly what they were; this article says "Molotov cocktails" but I have also read reports that they were road flares.  The latter, especially if combined with flammable liquids are nasty as road flares are full of magnesium which burns extremely hot and will go right through many containers (e.g. of propane) with the obvious expected set of results.

Where is the declaration of these organizations as official organs of terrorism and why isn't AOC, among others, held accountable for radicalizing these clowns?

PS: Yes, I know, it's PJW writing this.  Buuuuuttttt Jack Posobiec appears to have the actual manifesto, so..... yeah.  Blind squirrels and all that.

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2019-07-05 17:36 by Karl Denninger
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There are unconfirmed reports (FT reporting, but Boeing has not confirmed) that the EU's aviation regulation folks have sent a list of "musts" to Boeing before they will lift the grounding in the EU.

One of them is a point I've brought up repeatedly since the incident began:

Can the average pilot operate the manual trim wheel if they are forced to shut off the electrical system?

Under exactly what parts of the flight envelope that has to be possible was not disclosed but one would hope the answer is "all", better-stated as under any set of conditions in which the aircraft is still able to be flown; that is, at any time short of fatal structural failure.

Reports are, if you remember, that during the second incident the pilots attempted to use the manual trim wheel and were physically unable to do so, rendering that as not a valid backup.

If the EU will not allow the plane back into service without that being corrected then there is no software fix for that; it will require (at minimum) retrofitting a different set of reduction gears in the manual drive-train for the manual trim wheels and quite possibly could get even more complex than that, depending on the exact details of the physical connections and linkages involved.

Isn't it interesting that the US regulators -- the FAA -- haven't already demanded this change?  Are stock prices more important than lives within the FAA?

It's about damn time someone stood up.

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2019-07-01 09:28 by Karl Denninger
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Well well, look what we have here...

But no, we can't stop illegal immigration.

We also can't stop the medical system from financially raping everyone in the nation out of $25 per person per day.

Nope -- all beyond us.

Meanwhile, over in Hong Kong, the people have said "**** that" and mean it.

This is their Legislative Building and do those folks look like invited guests?  Or do they look like citizens that have said "Nope!  Not any more; you WILL stop."

July 4th is coming and we're too pussified to make clear that we mean it on either of these, or myriad other issues.

We no longer deserve the nation the Founders gave us.  They, on the other hand...

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2019-06-29 12:04 by Karl Denninger
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Apple takes the repatriation deal.

Trump cheers.  Look, American jobs!

Uh, nope.

Apple is now going to outsource their Mac Pro production..... to China.

Still believing the lies, America?

Apparently so, as there's no three million people on the National Mall demanding heads on pikes and Tim Cook and his entire cadre of executives and board members, along with all of their families, aren't hiding in a cave.  In fact they're all laughing at you while they enjoy the billions they've all made screwing Americans out of jobs.

We no longer deserve to be called America -- or to call ourselves Americans.

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2019-06-28 16:07 by Karl Denninger
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C'mon folks, cut the crap.

The suspect, identified as 31-year-old Ayoola Ajayi, was taken into custody Friday morning after an investigation uncovered a fresh dig area, charred female human tissue and items belonging to the missing student in the backyard of his Salt Lake City home, police said. His neighbors, they added, had informed detectives they noticed Ajayi burning something with the help of gasoline around June 17, when Lueck was last seen.

....

An author biography on an Amazon page where the book is listed claims Ajayi was born and raised in Africa, “survived a tyrannical dictatorship, escaped a real-life crime, traveled internationally” and “excelled professionally in several industries.”

So is he a citizen?

If so, when did he come to the US and when was he naturalized -- and on what basis was he admitted originally?

If not, why is in the US?  Under what program was he admitted?

What nation did he come from -- and when?

How about all those alleged professional affiliations?  His social media is reported to have been full of, shall we say, "less than King's English", so exactly how did he manage to have those sorts of jobs and such with what looks like a less-than-reasonable level of actual education?  Are any of those claims real or is all of it made up?

Who the hell is this guy -- for real, not from some pretend "social media" nonsense?

Do you think none of this matters?

IT SURE AS HELL DOES MATTER SINCE HE APPARENTLY WAS NOT NATIVE-BORN AND OBVIOUSLY WE SUCK AT SCREENING IMMIGRANTS, DON'T WE?  THERE'S A DEAD WOMAN WHO APPEARS TO HAVE BEEN MURDERED AND HER REMAINS INCINERATED!

AND WHY DO WE LET THE MEDIA POST BULLCRAP WITHOUT ANSWERING THE FIVE Ws?

WHO, WHAT, WHEN, WHERE, WHY -- and to go with it, HOW?

HOW MANY MORE DEAD YOUNG WOMEN DO WE CHALK UP BEFORE YOU CUT THE CRAP?  REMEMBER A GIRL FROM IOWA?  I SURE AS HELL DO.

STILL WANT OPEN BORDERS?  READY FOR YOUR DAUGHTER TO BE NEXT?  THE ENTIRE DEMOCRAT PRIMARY FIELD WANTS OPEN BORDERS AND YOUR DAUGHTER THE NEXT ONE TO BE BOTH MURDERED AND INCINERATED.

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